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Privacy Policy


1.   Introduction 



VINT Corporation (“VINT”, “we”, “us”) is committed protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains VINT’s collection and use of personally identifiable information collected from visitors and users of the VINT’s Virtual National Team Website (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy only applies to VINT’s Website, and does not apply to third-party websites that may be linked to or accessed through the Website.

VINT reserves the right to amend this Policy from time to time. The last update of this Policy (the "Effective Date") is listed at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. In the event that any amendment affects the purpose(s) for which we collect, use or disclose your Personal Information, we will obtain any additional consent required from you under applicable privacy laws.


 2.    Definitions

“Personal information" means identifiable information about an individual. This includes details such as your age, marital status, education, employment history, identification numbers, financial information and credit records. Personal information does not include most of the information that appears on a business card.


 3.    Coverage 

VINT’s Privacy Policy covers VINT’s management of personally identifiable information that VINT collects when you are on VINT web sites, and when you use VINT’s services. This Privacy Policy also covers VINT’s management of any personally identifiable information that VINT ’s business partners share with VINT.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that VINT does not own or control, or to people that VINT does not employ or manage, including without limitation, any VINT’s affiliates or business partners.


 4.     Collection and Use of Information

Users can access limited features of the Website without disclosing personal information. In order to access the entire Website, including access to the message boards, training calendar and other interactive areas of the Website, users must register for a User Account.

During the account registration process, you will be asked to submit personal information, including your name and an active e-mail address. VINT uses this information for the following general purposes: to send you our newsletter (you can also unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time by updating registration account information online), personalize the advertising and content you see on our pages, improve our services, conduct research, and to contact you about announcements relating to the Website.

In addition, information concerning your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected. This information may include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. VINT uses this information to maintain the quality of its service and to provide general statistics about website visitors.

VINT also uses cookies and other similar information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website; and (b) monitor aggregate metrics, such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.


 5.    Sharing and Disclosure of Information

VINT only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of VINT in the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent to share this information.
  • We provide such information to our trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of helping us in providing the services offered on the Website. We require that these parties agree to use personal information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.  In such cases, these companies do not have any right to use the information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
  • We may access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications, in order to: (a) comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of VINT or our users, including the enforcement of our agreements or policies governing your use of the Website; or (c) act on a good faith belief that such access or disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of VINT employees, customers or the public.
  • VINT may hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as sending newsletters, providing customer service, and performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies with the information that they need to provide us with such services, and we prohibit them from using that information for any other purpose.

VINT, its affiliates, and other third parties to whom we disclose information under this Privacy Policy may store and process data outside of Canada. As a result, your information may be securely used, stored or accessed in other countries and may be subject to the laws of those countries. For example, information may be disclosed in response to valid demands or requests from government authorities, courts, or law enforcement in these countries.

If VINT becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.


 6.   Publicly Visible Information

When you create an account on the site, some information about your account and your account activity will be provided to other users of the site. This may include the date you opened your account, the date you last logged into your account, and your province.

Your username is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activity on the site, such as blogging on the Website, or posting or sending messages through the Website. Other users can contact you through messages and comments.

You may also choose to add personal information that will visible to other users on your profile. This may include a picture, your name, gender or other details.

Any personally sensitive data, including personally identifiable information, photographic or video materials, that you disclose through the message boards, or other public online forums hosted on this Website, may be collected and used by others. We recommend caution when giving out personal information to others in these public areas of the Website. VINT encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to visit via hyper-links posted on this Website so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information, since this Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites accessed through the Website.


 7.    Security and Integrity of Your Information

If you choose to register for an account, you will be required to select a password. This password can be changed at any time after you first log into the service by using your current password. It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential and you must not share this information with anyone. If you share a computer with anyone, you should always log out of the Website before leaving it to prevent access to your information from subsequent users of that computer.

VINT uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities.


 8.    Access to Your Information

You can access some of the information that we collect and process about you, including your personal information (including name and e-mail); and newsletter and e-mail notification settings. In some instances you may edit such information; other information, such as the age of the account, cannot be modified.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by updating your account information. If your e-mail address has changed and you would like to continue to receive newsletters, you will need to access your account and update your e-mail address information in your account. Occasionally, VINT may send out e-mails concerning website disruptions, new features and other news about the Website.  

9.    Contact Us

Any questions or concerns that you may have about this Privacy Policy may be directed to VINT using the following contact information:
VINT Corporation
P.O. Box 36542
Toronto, ON
M9B 3Y8
Attention: Chief Privacy Officer
Effective Date: April 28, 2009.


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